John Wood

11 May 1746–
Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Wood was christened on 11 May 1746, in Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wood, was 30 and his mother, Jane Pelling, was 37.

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Family Time Line

William Wood
1715–
Jane Pelling
1708–
Elizabeth Wood
1737–1803
Thomas Wood
1739–1803
William Wood
1741–
Mary Wood
1743–
John Wood
1746–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Wood, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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